"She looks like an elegant Southern Belle, but is anything but when she lets loose with her impudent, soulful, funky, humorous and passionate delivery!"
San Francisco Chronicle
"It is completely right to celebrate a singer like Paula Harris as the rightful heir of a singer like Etta James"
At The Crossroads
"A seemingly unlimited range, the lung capacity of a mythical entity, and Ruth Brown-caliber self assuredness. "
"A thin vanilla coating on a dark chocolate soul"
Classically trained, Paula Harris has sung with symphonies, she's performed jazz and pop. Now at an age when most aspiring musicians are thinking about hanging it up, she is roaring out of the blues gate. There is a reason for her self-confidence. She has the kind of chops than can handle a soft ballad or shout down a 12 pc soul band"
Dan Aykroyd ( Aka Elwood Blues)
"My GOD! What a voice!"
"She's a sassy singer with a remarkably wide range, near perfect intonation and amazing breath control. She knows the value of subtlety when the material calls for it and she achieves an uncanny balance between tenderness and virtuosity"
"Paula Harris was a knock-out at the San Jose Jazz Summerfest! She and her band enthralled the crowd and were one of the highlights of our annual festival"
Bruce Labadie San Jose Jazz Festival Director
"Blues with Balls, nothing subtle Dammit! Straight Ahead! And if that's not clear enough Miss Harris will scream with passion in your ears!"
"(Paula) Reminded me a great deal of the likes of Billy Holiday or Sarah Vaughan. There is a lightness and contrasting depth to Ms Harris' singing that gives her an outstanding edge over many of her contemporaries who have only two modes, quiet and what Taj Mahal accurately described as "Shouting in Key"
Blues Blast Magazine
"Paula gives you chills. Think smoky clubs from yesteryear with a piano and singer in a long dress who's lips shine in the spotlight while her velvet voice fills the air"
Il Blues Magazine( Italy)
Turning on the Naughty harkens back to days of great women blues singers and listening to Paula Harris is it easy to hear why! She's perfect for those who love their blues funky, jazzy, sassy and exciting!
Ms Harris is a superb vocalist, songwriter and interpreter of the music she sings. Her ability to take center stage and hold attention is amazing indeed. Her live performances are heady, slinky, and downright sexy! She mixes funk, blues, and jazz with sheer joy and ample attitude. There is no disappointment when this lady sings the blues!"
For music lovers who are into some heavy blues with a whole lotta soul and R&B stirred in and some of the most outstanding vocals in today's music world, Paula Harris is a must! This lady and her band are serious about what they do!"
Blues 'N Boogie Radio, www.live365.com
"Paula captures the blues with flawless phrasing an a freedom of expression that ignites the audience. Her unique vocal ability pushes the boundaries and seeing her perform will make you a believer"
Blues Journalist, President Golden Gate Blues Society.
"I've done a lot of recording but my work on Paula's "Turning on and Naughty" album is something I am actually very proud of"
Founding member of Tower of Power and internationally acclaimed trombonist
"If Etta James fronted the Tower of Power and they were a funky blues band it would sound a lot like Paula Harris"
Writer, Adam Joseph
"Paula is one of the finest modern blues voices and her interpretation is impeccable"
Stax recording artist, WC handy Award winner, Blues Hall of Fame Winner
"Harris versatile pitch-perfect voice may have carried effortlessly to the back of the arena without amplifiers. Her stage presence is natural and polished, with shakin-all-over dance moves, a flirty personality, and a contagious smile indicative of a performer who appears to be having the best time of her life. But the highest point, even for Harris, may have been the tribute she did to her "main influence" Etta James. "Damn Your Eyes", soulful and haunting, drew applause well before she was finished"
Front Page Monterey Herald
"It's not difficult to figure out why she is enjoying this success. one listen tells the story. Brimming with scorching vocal work, Harris is a powerhouse who also knows how to use subtleties and who delivers one riveting performance after another."
Daily News, San Jose Mercury News
Andrea Zucker Photography.
Andrea Zucker Photography.